Life’s a boomerang. It takes what we think, say, and do, and throws it back as consequences. To blame people for your choices is to proclaim that you’re their puppet.
Your consequences follow your behaviors. They don’t cause them. If you don’t choose to motivate yourself, you’ll miss out on much life has to offer.
Life gives us the freedom to create consequences, but not the freedom to easily escape them. You can’t outrun consequences. You eventually run into their arms. Lying is usually a lazy, cowardly attempt to avoid circumstances.
Disapproval comes when you violate someone’s belief system. Guilt comes when you violate your own belief system. Consequences clearly demonstrate that all actions, words, and thoughts are not equal.
Many of our problems are the consequences of our choices. Wrong choices cause their own punishment; wise choices, their own rewards. Both are called consequences. When facing a self-caused mess of consequences, remember that regret, remorse, and repentance are much more effective than denial.
Freedom creates bondage when it makes choices that lead to bad habits or addiction. When you create storms, you should expect a lot of wind and rain in your life. Cruelty is never a good choice.
Consequences don’t just happen to you. They’re caused by your choices. You can always choose to create better consequences for tomorrow than you created for today.